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Arthur Bryant's Barbeque

8201 Ne Birmingham Rd, Kansas City, MO 64161
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  • Arthur Bryant's BarbequePro 2014
    Rachel Patterson
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    4 Jul 06, 2014

    This place is on a bunch of lists and Food Network shows so of course I had to come. They serve most of the BBQ on white bread. The sauces are on the table. It certainly has character. And it was pretty tasty.

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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    5 Nov 13, 2013

    Kansas City is famous for its BBQ, and Arthur Bryant is probably the most famous BBQ place in Kansas City. The line waiting for the food can be a bit intimidating, but don't let that you discourage you the food is definitely worth the wait. My favorite is the brisket, but everything I've had is excellent

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    Bob Lococo
    3 Apr 27, 2013

    I live in the KC metro. This is a landmark spot with OK BBQ, very popular with visitors. Great old KC atmosphere, with OK food.

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    Thor Nelson
    5 Mar 21, 2013

    The best barbeque in the world.
    The meat is smoked with rub and then completed with sauce. The sauce is tomato based and peppery. I think the "hot" BBQ sauce is actually milder.

    I will be returning.

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    Paul Saunders
    5 Sep 21, 2012

    This is a KC staple/monument. If you are in KC you must stop here and get some BBQ. It looks like a dump and is but it has some of the best BBQ you will ever eat. Go hungry because you will get a TON of food.

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  • Arthur Bryant's BarbequePro 2014
    Joseph Coureur
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    5 Sep 14, 2012

    Arthur Bryant's is the only restaurant that I had a chance to try in Kansas City. I went there for it's BBQ reputation, and I was not disappointed.

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    Rudy Grant
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    5 Aug 26, 2012

    This was the first BBQ spot i went to in KC. I was not disappointed at all. Great slow cooked and smoked burnt ends over white bread smothered with Aurthur Bryants BBQ sauce. A must stop when you are in town.

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    Charmaine Warren
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    There was line going n Arthur Bryant's but the wait was certainly worth it. Come hungry as you won't be disappointed

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    Benton Boice
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Another Kansas City favorite, Arthur Bryant's is great BBQ. I've only been a few times, but the food has been delicious each time and their sauce is one of my favorites.

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    Eric Brink
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Whenever I visit Kansas City, there's always more steak and BBQ options than time. In my humble opinion (uncalibrated palate and all), there are better smoked meat choices out there than Arthur Bryant's. However, it's a famous place and I have happily made the pilgrimage to this original location and the almost old neighbourhood. I always leave happy and full and with no burnt ends left behind.

    This restaurant can trace its descent from Henry Perry, the "father of Kansas City barbecue", who in 1908 began serving smoked meats to workers in the Garment District in Downtown Kansas City from an alley stand. Perry moved to the 18th Street and Vine neighborhood where he sold barbecue for 25 cents a slab from a trolley barn at 19th and Highland. Charlie Bryant worked for Perry and was soon joined by his brother Arthur. In 1940 when Perry died, Charlie and then Arthur took over the restaurant. Arthur himself passed away in 1982.

    Bryant moved the business to its present location, 1727 Brooklyn, in 1958. In the 1950s and through the early 1970s, it was visited by fans (including me!) and players heading to the old Municipal Stadium (home of the Kansas City Athletics, Chiefs, and Royals). The stadium was only 5 blocks from Arthur Bryant's before it was torn down in 1976.

    My visits to Arthur Bryant's have sometimes been many years apart, and this place basically still looks the same. The decor is casual and its unpretentious decor includes Formica tables, fluorescent lighting, and jugs of sauce placed in the windows. The folks here won't win any awards for table-side manner, but that's not what we're here for is it?

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    Steven S
    4 May 02, 2014

    One of Kansas City's oldest and most famous BBQ joints.

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4.0 out of 5
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    Lunch & Dinner daily
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    (816) 414-7474

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